Clare Finin
Share on Facebook Share

Clare Finin's Friends

  • Jina Seo
  • Rebecca Rose
  • Adam John Manley
  • Jaime Sawka
  • Kyle Patnaude
  • Jessica Tolbert
  • Lindsey Snell
  • Billie Jean Theide
  • Harriete E Berman
  • Liz Steiner
  • arthur hash
 

Clare Finin

Clare Finin's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Artist Statement

I am curious about the ephemeral nature of memories and the power they
seemingly have over us. How can objects from our childhood still overwhelm us as adults? How do they trigger the strong memories we have left of interactions, people, and events in our lives.

I work with family heirlooms, personal keepsakes, and found objects that activate a familiar feeling. I try to create representations of the memories that surround these objects and give a physical presence to these memory traces from childhood. I utilize the physical act of making as a form of remembering through employing traditional domestic techniques that were once commonplace in my family. Rope making, embroidery, and lace tatting help me remember and feel connected to my childhood and family that I have lost.  Like Victorian sentimental and mourning jewelry, I use my own hair as a material in my work.  It is with my hair that I become physically tied to those recollections I mourn.

 

Profile Information

Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Champaign IL USA
Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
Studio
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
Student, Studio Artist, Metalsmith
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
http://clarefinin.com

Comment Wall (2 comments)

You need to be a member of crafthaus to add comments!

Join crafthaus

At 8:23am on September 23, 2014, Brigitte Martin said…

Thank you very much for your membership renewal and continued support of crafthaus. Your membership is valid through October 15, 2017.

Enjoy crafthaus!

At 11:45am on August 31, 2012, Liz Steiner said…

Hey Claire! Great to hear from you and great to see your work! Have a great semester and let me know how the grad school search goes! Keep in touch!

 
 
 

Latest Activity

Lesley Aine McKeown joined Rebecca Skeels's group
Thumbnail

The Association for Contemporary Jewellery

The Association for Contemporary Jewellery is devoted to the promotion, representation, understanding and development of contemporary jewellery in the United Kingdom and abroad. See More
Saturday
Lesley Aine McKeown shared Brigitte Martin's page on Facebook
Saturday
Lesley Aine McKeown shared Brigitte Martin's page on Facebook
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"      Be Inspired: From Zero to Hero with Lucy Quartermaine   Lucy Quartermaine, one of the UK's leading jewellery designers, will be discussing her design journey and will be holding a Q&A designed to inspire and…"
Friday

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2019   Created by Brigitte Martin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service